Zurich Airport is the main international airport in Zürich, Switzerland, and the largest one in the country. It’s located less than 7 miles from the city center and provides its passengers with several convenient parking options and an array of ground transportation services. Travelers who drive to ZRH can use the address below to get driving directions to Zurich Airport:
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
8058 Kloten, Switzerland
Pickup Location / Where to meet your Zurich Airport shuttle driver?
Shared-ride shuttles: SWISS Express Shuttle
The SWISS Express Shuttle picks up passengers in the Bus Zone, at the inner curb of the Arrival at Terminal 2.
Public transport: SBB
The Zurich Airport train station is inside the airport terminal building; follow the signs from the Arrivals Hall. Trams depart from right outside the ZRH Arrivals Hall.
The Uber pick-up spot will be listed in your phone app after requesting the ride.
Depending on your budget, destination, and travel needs, you can choose from a wide range of ZRH transfers. If you’re headed to a city hotel or ski resort, shared shuttle buses are the most cost-effective choice. Public transit, including trains and buses, is the most affordable and ideal for passengers going to the city. If searching for a more convenient and flexible alternative, you can grab a taxicab, arrange a private car service, or rent a car. Keep reading for details on each transportation option, and find the Zurich Airport transfer that meets your requirements.
Zurich Airport Shuttle
Shuttle transfers are perfect for people who are trying to find a middle ground between expensive private transfers and crowded public buses. Zurich Airport shuttle services can provide you with a reliable and prompt service, as well as low prices. If going to a Zurich hotel or winter sports resort, you have several dependable options to consider. We listed the ZRH shuttle bus providers, their rates, and other relevant information.
Hotel shuttles save both your time and money — you don’t have to spend hours searching for a suitable ride, and you get a low-cost or even free shuttle service to and from ZRH! To help you out, we looked into Zurich Airport hotels with shuttles, and you can stay in one of the following establishments: Radisson Blu Hotel, Apart Hotel, Dormero Hotel, Hilton, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Allegra Lodge, Hotel Welcome Inn, Movenpick Hotel, and Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport.
The pick-up spot for the hotel guests is along the inner curbside lanes of Arrival 2.
CHECK-IN all-ways is a hotel shuttle provider that can take you to numerous hotels near the airport and around the city. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes from 6.30 AM to 11 PM. It’s a great choice, especially if you’re traveling with someone because the price varies according to the number of passengers.
We selected several hotels and discovered the CHECK-IN all-ways rates; see them in the list below.
|Airport Hotel||1 passenger||2 passengers||3 passengers|
|Apart Hotel by Hilton||CHF 16||CHF 17||CHF 18|
|Best Western ZRH||CHF 16||CHF 17||CHF 18|
|Hilton Zurich Airport||CHF 16||CHF 17||CHF 18|
|Novotel ZRH Messe||CHF 16||CHF 17||CHF 18|
|Courtyard by Marriott||CHF 23.50||CHF 24.50||CHF 25.50|
|Holiday In Express ZRH||CHF 27||CHF 28||CHF 29|
The prices for the city hotel start at CHF 32 for solo travelers or CHF 14 per passenger if you travel with a couple of friends. For groups larger than 3, the single shuttle fare is even lower. If your hotel isn’t on the list, take a look at the CHECK-IN all-ways price list to find it.
SWISS Express Shuttle is powered by CHECK-IN all-ways and offers direct shuttle transfers to various locations near the airport and in the city. If traveling with a friend and going to an airport hotel, your rate will be around CHF 10 per passenger. To reach the central part of the city, you will pay CHF 25 per passenger. The SWISS Express Shuttle picks up passengers in the Bus Zone, at the inner curb of the Arrival at Terminal 2. In case you can’t find them, look for their customer service desk in the check-in area of Terminal 1.
Arlberg Express is the top choice for passengers who want to spend the winter in one of Arlberg’s ski resorts. The company offers Zurich Airport shuttle and private transfers for single travelers and groups alike. A direct shuttle bus service from Zurich Airport to Arlberg includes five bus lines during winter and one during summer.
The shuttle fares for the winter season are listed below.
|Destination||Single Adult Fare|
Note that you have to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Arlberg Express accepts all major credit cards, as well as a cash payment on the bus. To reach the pick-up location, follow the signs for bus/coaches to the bus station Lane R. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure.
Trains give you probably the most convenient way to reach the city center. They run approximately every 5 to 10 minutes between 5 AM and midnight, and the journey to the main city station (Zurich HB) takes around 15 minutes. You can purchase the ticket online and pay only CHF 3.40 or pay CHF 6.80 on-board. The Zurich Airport train station is inside the airport terminal building — after you collect your luggage and reach the Arrivals Hall, simply follow the signs to the station.
Trams offer another affordable Zurich Airport transfer to the downtown area, but it takes around 35 minutes to reach the city center. Line 10 runs between the airport and the city. We suggest that you purchase a 24-hour pass that costs CHF 13.60, but you can also buy a ticket from the machines inside the airport terminals. Trams depart from outside the ZRH Arrivals Hall every 8 to 15 minutes.
Note that you can purchase tickets for any public transport service at the SBB ticket machines located in Arrival 1 and 2, in the area of Check-in 3.
The ride-sharing company Uber serves ZRH Airport passengers and offer dependable transfers to any location in the city. This type of service is more expensive than any Zurich Airport shuttle, but it’s more affordable than taxicabs and private cars. Transfers can be booked via the Uber app on your phone. Depending on the city traffic, the fare from Zurich Airport to Zurich city center is approximately CHF 35. The pick-up spot will also be listed in your phone app after booking.
Taxi Services & Private Transfers
Airport taxis are available around the clock at ZRH, and you can find them along the inner curbside lanes of Arrival 1 and 2. We highly recommend using the official taxi vehicles marked as “Airport Taxi”. Some of them may offer a fixed-rate trip, but most taxis have a flat fee of CHF 6 plus 3.80 per kilometer. The taxi transfer from ZRH to the city center costs as low as CHF 50, but it can reach the price of CHF 70 in case of heavy traffic or at night. Also, when returning to the airport, if you book an Airport Taxi via the app, you will get a 50% discount.
If you value privacy and comfort, you can pre-book a private airport car service. Zurich Airport has a couple of official transfer companies that are available in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 — GLM International and Alliance Limousines. Check them out to see their services and vehicles, and feel free to contact them for more information regarding rates. Estimated fares for a private vehicle start at CHF 59 per vehicle for up to three passengers.
Renting a vehicle at ZRH is simple and usually quick, but we suggest that you make a reservation in advance and thus lower your expenses. This way, you can compare the rates and find the one with the lowest prices or online discounts. Rental agencies at Zurich Airport are in the Car Rental Center, located on the first floor of the Airport Shopping. The Center offers the major car rental companies, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, National, and Sixt. To return your rental car, follow the “Rental Car Return” signs to the P3 parking facility.
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